A Touching, Well Written Tribute – 5 Star Book Review – AMAZON

  5.0 out of 5 stars A Touching, Well Written Tribute ByMartin J Franksonon A beautifully written book, touching but never mawkish, simple but insightful, honest but never saccharine. Lexa Harpell has written a touching testament to her mother that weaves everyday childhood memories with unpretentious profound thoughts and reflections. I could tell this was written from the heart. Simplicity truly is the path to happiness … Continue reading A Touching, Well Written Tribute – 5 Star Book Review – AMAZON

Touching and Inspiring – AMAZON Five Star Review

Touching and Inspiring, February 12, 2015 By Elizabeth Horton-Newton, Author “Elizabeth Horton-Newton, Author” This review is from: To Mum, Gifts from Your Soul: Gifts that Inspire Love and Gratitude (Kindle Edition) As a rule I don’t read what I call “interactive books”. However “To Mum, Gifts From Your Soul” by Lexa Harpell caught my eye. Maybe it’s because my mother passed away in 1996 from … Continue reading Touching and Inspiring – AMAZON Five Star Review

Donegal Carpets – The Best in the World!

Ok – now I know that some will think the subject of carpets is not so interesting – however think again! Convenience and curiosity was more of my motivation to visit the Donegal International Carpet Factory in the fishing port of Killybegs (a short bus ride or drive from Glencolmcille where I hade been staying). Having only vaguely heard about Donegal Carpets, I didn’t know its … Continue reading Donegal Carpets – The Best in the World!

O’Neills Pub – Dublin – Beer – History – Eclectic

I came across this pub in Dublin whilst looking for a good Irish Breakfast. Little did I know of its contents and décor. What a gem of a pub to visit – eat and have a few drinks!!! I lost count of the number of beer taps – pick a beer!!!!! O’Neills Pub is certainly a must see- allow time to browse through the pub on all of its floors … Continue reading O’Neills Pub – Dublin – Beer – History – Eclectic

Dublin Post Office – Headquarters to Ireland’s Easter Rising – 1916…100th year 2016

Being a tourist we seek out every piece of information we can in the limited time we are in any place. You tend to learn and retain information at lightening speed when you travel. Devouring every piece of information your brain can hold on any given day. The General Post Office on O’Connell Street in Dublin was the headquarters for the Easter Rising – or Easter Rebellion … Continue reading Dublin Post Office – Headquarters to Ireland’s Easter Rising – 1916…100th year 2016

Early Morning Dublin Port – Industrial – Moving – Colourful

Transportation always fascinates me – especially industrial areas. It seems to evoke a heart beat of the city. Dublin Port has two amazing icons which beckon you into the bay. You first see the 1768 built bright red Poolbeg Lighthouse which sits at the end of the four mile long pier – keep an eye out for the locals fishing on this pier. The looming Poolbeg Chimneys tower in at over 207 … Continue reading Early Morning Dublin Port – Industrial – Moving – Colourful

Traffic Jam in Donegal – Sheep – Sheep – Sheep

Snoozing on the bus back to Glencolmcille in Donegal – I felt the bus stop. Thank god I have my camera looped around my neck most of the time, otherwise I would have missed this sight! Shooting out of the front window of the bus to this sight.   All back home safely…..and curiously…. Continue reading Traffic Jam in Donegal – Sheep – Sheep – Sheep

Early Morning Rain Drops in Donegal – Delicate – Clear – Mezmerised

An early morning walk to Ti Linn pier in Donegal displayed a magical scene. Minute delicate rain drops hung from the plants and flowers like teeny crystal balls. You become mesmerized at how they could just ‘hang’ on the tiny stems – almost suspended in the air…. Thoughts of fanciful fairy stories floated though my head as I knelt to look at natures incredible display. If I wasn’t walking … Continue reading Early Morning Rain Drops in Donegal – Delicate – Clear – Mezmerised

Monaghan Harvest Times Blues Music Festival – Ireland

You have to love those last-minute invites. Not knowing where you will stay or what you will see or experience.  This was one of those moments……. It was the 20th annual Blues Festival in Monaghan. A small enough town not to be overrun with too many people. In fact is was downright cruzy strolling the streets with friends for a few days! An incredible line … Continue reading Monaghan Harvest Times Blues Music Festival – Ireland